Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

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Rate This Album

5 - Best
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55%
4
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24%
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11
12%
2
6
7%
1 - Worst
2
2%
 
Total votes: 92

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Re: Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Post by Wish_You_Were_Beer » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:02 pm

Absolutely AMAZING start for one of the best bands of all time. The genius (and madness) of Syd Barrett was immense, and it shows in this record. I like every song on the album, yes, even The Scarecrow and Interstellar Overdrive. Astronomy Domine is a great start, very spacey. Lucifer Sam is like a cross between James Bond and Hell. Matilda Mother is a cool story-telling song with a very interesting organ solo in the Phrygian mode. Flaming is great and very psychedelic. Pow R. Toc H., has some cool beatboxing and a great piano part. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk is a crazy, fast tempo song. Interstellar Overdrive begins and ends with a cool riff, with the middle being some inspired improvisation. The Gnome has the most hilarious lyrics of all time. Chapter 24 makes some cool references to Chinese mythology. The Scarecrow is probably my least favorite from the album, but its still a good song. Bike is a great twist on the classic love song, with a carnival sound to it and a musique concrete section at the end.

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Re: Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Post by jtull » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:18 pm

The Scarecrow is my favorite song on the Piper at the Gates of Dawn album. 8)

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Re: Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Post by A Syd Casualty » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:38 am

I love it, especially Astronomy Domine, Matilda Mother, Chapter 24 and Flaming.

Record Store Day reissue:

http://teamrock.com/news/2018-03-06/pin ... ay-reissue

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Re: Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Post by theaussiefloydian » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:33 pm

A Syd Casualty wrote:I love it, especially Astronomy Domine, Matilda Mother, Chapter 24 and Flaming.

Record Store Day reissue:

http://teamrock.com/news/2018-03-06/pin ... ay-reissue
Just bought that this afternoon after my exams - after suffering through a Physics final, I decided I was going to treat myself! Haven't played it yet though.